01/26/15 5:20pm

King's Auto in Alexandria, Virginia

After eight years waiting for two King Street used-car dealers to find new locations for their businesses (see above and below), the owners of these two car lots were given until October 2014 to leave the King Street Retail Corridor. If you recall, in 2005, the City of Alexandria changed King Street’s zoning ordinance, and this left both dealers out in the cold.

The lots, located in the 1300 block of King Street in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia have been around Old Town for decades. Remember the car dealerships in this photo near what is now the King Street Metro area (Bendal Pontiac, Polk Motors to name 2)?

Now, one of the proprietors wants the City to reconsider its action. A & B Auto (below) is going before the Planning Commission on February 3 to ask the City to consider it in that location once more. The agenda for the meeting can be found at this link (PDF). You can find the Staff Report for this request at this link (PDF).

What do you think? Should there be car dealerships in this corridor?

A & B Auto King Street Alexandria, Virginia

01/26/15 4:08pm

There are two people to follow regarding weather forecasts in our area. Doug Hill at ABC 7 and Del Ray’s Russ Adams. Here, Doug Hill offers up his latest thoughts on what if any snowfall we’ll see from the #Blizzardof2015 #Snowmageddon2015, etc. You can find the latest weather warnings at this link.

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01/26/15 3:05pm

Seminary Road Alexandria, Virginia

As our readers know, work is progressing on a new reversible HOV ramp for the Mark Center and a new pedestrian bridge is being built on the Seminary Road bridge between Kenmore Avenue and Beauregard Street in the West End of Alexandria, Virginia.

To do the work, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is having alternating lane closures the rest of this week from 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM. Click this link (PDF) for the full list of closures in Northern Virginia.

01/26/15 1:26pm

Due to the impending storm tonight thru Tuesday.


On Jan. 26, all evening activities after 6 p.m. in Alexandria City Public Schools are canceled, including adult education classes. After-school programs up to 6 p.m. will be held as normal. The City will make a decision this afternoon on the status of tonight’s City-run programs, activities and meetings. For updated information on City closures, see www.alexandriava.gov.

01/26/15 1:18pm

1720 Osagae Street in Alexandria, Virginia is for sale
Below is a list of the 5 most viewed real estate listings in Alexandria, Virginia on Redfin.com over the last week.

While people look for homes a variety of ways, Redfin.com is one of the top real estate brokerages for serious buyers in our area, so this is kind of a microcosm of what specific homes and price points are commanding the most buyer attention in Alexandria, Virginia.

01/26/15 10:39am

Panera Bread in Carlyle neighborhood of Alexandria Virginia - awning

As readers know, there’s going to be a new Panera Bread in the Carlyle neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. Click this link to see our previous posts on this development. There is a projected opening time-frame of mid-February right now from what I am hearing. They recently put up new awnings around the site (see above and below). I like them, what about you?

Panera Bread in Carlyle neighborhood of Alexandria Virginia - awning